Over the past decade the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour’s Prairie School for Union Women has grown in strength as an annual opportunity for trade union women from across the country to learn from each other and build their leadership and activists skills.
On September 6, Canadians across the country will celebrate Labour Day with friends and family, and continue a long national tradition that goes back nearly 120 years. Certainly a lot of things have changed for working families since the early 1880s, but the idea of working people coming together for justice and progressive change is just as meaningful and relevant as it’s ever been.
Migrant agricultural workers from Honduras began toiling in Quebec fields this week, after a Quebec farm lobby group and Honduran officials cut a deal to bring the workers to Canada under the federal government’s controversial Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) program.
Hundreds of Guatemalan migrant workers and their community allies marched through Guatemala City to the steps of the Canadian embassy on Wednesday, to protest the abusive treatment of migrants under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers program.